A warrant has been issued for a DeFuniak Springs man who fled from a Walton County investigator into Holmes County around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 3.

A deputy with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a reckless motorcycle entering Holmes County and traveling East on Highway 90. The Holmes County Communications Center further advised the driver had thrown down a backpack in the road.

The Walton County investigator met with the HCSO deputy to hand over the backpack, which contained approximately two plastic bags that collectively held 43.8 grams of methamphetamine, additional plastic bags used for packaging, a loaded .22 caliber revolver, several additional rounds of ammunition, a small bag of marijuana, and a digital scale, according to the report.

The backpack also contained a Florida ID card belonging to 24-year-old Michael E. Beck, whom the Walton County investigator was able to positively identify as the driver of the motorcycle.

A records check with dispatch revealed that Beck has a warrant out of Walton County and is a convicted felon on state probation.

Beck is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia.